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Computing the minimal elements of a partially ordered finite set (poset) is a fundamental problem in combinatorics with numerous applications such as polynomial expression optimization, transversal hypergraph generation and redundant component removal, to name a few. We propose a divide-and-conquer algorithm which is not only cache-oblivious but also can be(More)
We aimed to characterize the association between levels of serum and follicular fluid (FF) adipocytokines, reflected by the leptin to adiponectin ratio (L:A ratio), and oocyte quality and in vitro embryo development in women undergoing assisted reproduction. We also aimed to assess whether follicular hormonal pathways mediate this interaction. We(More)
The role of the lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) gene (PLA2G7) in atherosclerosis remains controversial. We investigated the frequency of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of PLA2G7 (rs16874954 and rs1051931) and their association with coronary artery disease (CAD) in a cohort of CAD patients (n= 806) and age-matched healthy controls (n= 482)(More)
Minimizing the evaluation cost of a polynomial expression is a fundamental problem in computer science. We propose tools that, for a polynomial P given as the sum of its terms, compute a representation that permits a more efficient evaluation. Our algorithm runs in d(nt) bit operations plus dt operations in the base field where d, n and t are the total(More)
Interferon (IFN)-λ, also known as IL-28A, IL-28B, or IL-29, is a new type III IFN, which shares many functional characteristics with type I IFN (α/β). Currently, IFN-α is used in the treatment of certain forms of cancer with severe adverse effects. Some researches had stated that IFN-λs induced a similar but restricted growth inhibition of tumor cells(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize serum and follicular fluid (FF) ghrelin in women undergoing assisted reproduction and to evaluate ghrelin's impact on ovarian steroidogenesis, oocyte quality, and embryo development. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING University-based center for assisted reproduction. PATIENT(S) Normal weight women (n = 31) without(More)
Internet Service Providers and network administrators currently lack effective means for discovering and tracking peer-to-peer (P2P) applications on their networks. This ability would be very useful in various ways such as enforcing security policies on the use of P2P applications (e.g. banning file-sharing networks such as Bit Torrent), mitigating(More)
Computational cost of classification is as important as accuracy in on-line classification systems. The computational cost is usually dominated by the cost of computing implicit features of the raw input data. Very few efforts have been made to design classifiers which perform effectively with limited computational power; instead, feature selection is(More)